In her book The Trump Card, Ivanka Trump notes that most
twentysomethings must endure "the growing pains and lowly paper-pushing
assignments that come with earning your stripes." Not she. At 28, Trump
is set to open this New York hotel, for which she did everything from
helping secure the site to picking furniture. (She tells us via email
that she so loved the Fendi Casa chaise in each guest room "that I
ordered one for my apartment.") Paper pushers, she knows she's lucky.
"Did I have an edge getting started in business? No question," she
writes in her book.
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